Federal immigration officials arrested 107 undocumented immigrants living in Philadelphia during a four-day operation that targeted sanctuary cities, where local law enforcement agencies are not complying with federal immigration orders.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement teams arrested 498 individuals from 42 countries as part of a national operation dubbed “Safe City.” More individuals were arrested in Philadelphia than in any of the other nine municipalities where the operation took place.
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The operation was carried out in cities and regions where ICE officers are denied access to prisons to interview suspected immigration violators. They also were held in jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not being honored.
The Safe City ended Wednesday.
The Trump Administration has taken a hard stance against sanctuary cities, claiming they leave violent criminals
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